There’s a lot to be said for “primitive” camping without hookups — until you can’t run certain equipment in your non-AC generator-equipped RV. Generac Power Systems recently reengineered its GP Series of portable generators to provide users with a more compact design for easier portability. According to the company, the GP Series delivers more kilowatts per dollar than nearly any other competitive model. The reengineered GP units are 15% smaller than previous models, feature covered outlets to provide protection from outdoor elements and, depending on the model, an easy-to-read fuel gauge, hour meter with maintenance resets, dual 120V outlets and a 30-amp Twistlock with circuit breaker protection. For more information: Generac Power Systems, S45 W29290 Hwy. 59, Waukesha, WI 53187; (888) GENERAC, www.generac.com
Generac Power Systems Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a leading manufacturer of backup power generation equipment, recently announced Terry Dolan has joined the company as senior vice president of sales.
“Terry will be instrumental in managing Generac’s complex sales channel and helping to build our global presence,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, president and CEO. “Based on the tremendous growth Generac has experienced in the past few years, I am confident Terry will help continue to drive sales of Generac products and motivate our sales team to exceed revenue projections.”
Dolan has extensive experience working in complex, engineered product environments, as well as multifaceted channel experience. Before joining Generac, Dolan helped to lead and implement the sales and marketing strategies on a global level for major manufacturing companies in the U.S.
Dolan commented, “I am excited to join the team of such an established, successful brand and assist with the growth of Generac’s existing sales strategy to not only help Generac expand in North and South America but in other international markets as well.”
Most recently, Dolan has served as the senior vice president, marketing and business development for Boart Longyear, the world’s leading integrated minerals exploration services provider and drilling products manufacturer. There, he was responsible for driving strategic growth for both the drilling services and product business and had global responsibility for acquisitions, divestitures and strategic planning.
Previously, Dolan worked for Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, N.C.
Dolan is a graduate of Concordia University, Mequon, Wis., with a degree in business management and communications. Dolan recently moved to the Milwaukee area from Huntersville, N.C.
Generac Power Systems Inc., a Waukesha, Wis.-based manufacturer of residential and commercial standby generators, Wednesday (Nov. 25) introduced a new Hybrid Electrical System for recreational vehicles, according to the Milwaukee Small Business Times.
According to Generac, as today’s motorcoaches have all the bells and whistles and comforts of the home, they are using far more energy than ever before. The appliances and accessories that need to be powered are increasingly more sophisticated and advanced and need a dependable, clean power source.
Generac has partnered with Magnum Energy and Precision Circuits Inc. to introduce the first Hybrid Electrical System to deliver all the power needed for large RVs without having to install a larger, more costly generator.
“For more than 50 years, Generac has garnered considerable expertise in producing small engines, providing innovative and value-driven generator products for the residential, commercial and RV industries,” said Bill Slavik, director of RV OEM, Generac. “Generac’s staff of talented engineers is responsible for creating this opportunity to expand the company’s RV product offerings, developing a cutting-edge system to answer consumer needs for a better power solution on the road. This new power management system allows consumers to now have all the comforts of home without the increased energy costs.”
According to Slavik, the new Hybrid Electrical System can save up to $3,000 on the cost of a larger generator and weighs 270 pounds less – thus, increasing fuel savings and lowering emissions. The smart power management system begins to supply power to the coach one circuit at a time – keeping all startup spikes in energy to a minimum. This allows the system and the Generac generator to run up to three separate air conditioners at one time.
If peak demand exceeds the output of the generator, the inverter turns on and supplements the power. If the battery voltage drops too low, the Hybrid Electrical System will begin to shed non-critical loads until a balance is maintained. Once the peak demand is over, the system begins to return service to the preselected loads supplying seamless, clean power.